These 25 Rooms Prove A Pop Of Color Is All You Need
White is loved for its simple, clean look, but painting a room in this neutral shade doesn’t have to mean giving up on color. In fact, white has proven that it’s the perfect canvas for brilliant hues in any room of the home. Need proof? Click through for 20+ stunning white rooms punctuated with pops of color.
A kilim rug, patchwork pouf and bright pink accent pillow ground all the white in designer Vi Jull’s living room.
With its sunny yellow-striped walls, graphic flower rug and large-scale apple print, this playroom feels perfect for kids.
“What I loved about this apartment is that you see a lot of the sky,” says homeowner Alison Pringle of why she bought her 400-square-foot space. To bring that feeling inside, she painted the ceiling a soft blue and coupled it with a poppy red headboard for warmth and drama.
To make the patterns in her small living room feel connected and not overwhelming, homeowner Alison Pringle stuck to a classic blue and white color scheme.
To give their Toronto condo a sumptuous, glam look, designers Richard Ouellette and Maxime Vandal of Les Ensembliers layered in fabrics and furnishings in dynamic colors, including an apple green lounge chair and cognac-toned sofa.
For a fun contrast to clean white countertops and cabinets, designer Lisa Moody painted this kitchen’s antique barstools a bright golden yellow.
Car- and truck-themed wallpaper brings cheerful pattern to this young boy’s bedroom. Colorfully striped bedding play off the blue, red and white curtains.
In this condo living room, a fiery red rug draws upon the bold colors found in the work of art that hangs above the fireplace.
Homeowner Laurence Martocq layered cheerful hues of pink and orange over a crisp white envelope in her breezy Muskoka cottage. Laurence rotates the colorful accents depending on what shade feels inspiring to her. “Right now, I’m into pink,” she says.
Given artist and homeowner Sara Shafran’s love of colorful furnishings with authentic history, it’s no surprise that her entryway is filled with cool finds including a tapestry of a queen and her grandmother’s vintage dress.
Designer and homeowner Jennifer Scott loves incorporating sentimental pieces into her home, and in her entryway, a collection of mostly pink throws from Morocco make the space feel layered yet light.
Homeowner Elizabeth Margles’ living room has a tabula rasa appeal thanks to a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace (OC-65). The simple white envelope allows for furniture and accessories in a variety of colors to happily coexist.
Designer Theresa Casey used the bold colors found in this homeowner’s art collection as inspiration for the living room’s palette. The finished space feels cozy, comfortable and packed with personality.
White walls and a pale sofa and drapes are the perfect backdrop for a playful mix of fresh fabrics and a deep blue rug in this light-filled living room.
A 26-piece work by German painter Günther Förg transforms a plain white wall into a colorful focal point.
A large-scale painting adds a burst of vibrant color to this principal bedroom’s otherwise subdued palette.
Neutral furniture is enlivened with royal blue accents in this cozy family room. A neon pink task lamp is a playful contrast.
A warm-toned rug adds color underfoot in this Spanish-inspired home. Patterned cement tile on the fireplace and arched mirrors underscore the home’s exotic flavor.
A crisp red and white palette gives this shared children’s bedroom a fresh outlook. On using multiple patterns in a room, designer Kate Stuart says that “the trick is to keep the colors consistent and differ the scale.”
A large-scale, abstract painting commands attention in this spacious dining area. Wall-to-wall steel-case windows frame garden views.
Splashes of jewel-toned color are striking in this living room by designer Samantha Farjo. “The color and pattern in the rug injects life and keeps the room from looking one-dimensional,” she says.
Designer Anne Hepfer drew inspiration from the lapping waves of Lake Rosseau to inform this boathouse’s palette. A white envelope keeps the space feeling bright and breezy, while blue accents throughout nod to nature.
A sapphire blue sofa, pink throw pillows and gold accents pick up on the rich colors from a Turkish rug in this sophisticated sitting area.
While deep blue cabinets make this kitchen colorful in its own right, gold-toned metal accents and a grouping of red counter stools bring vibrancy into the mix.
A bright blue patterned rug visually grounds this lofty cottage living room. Throw pillows and chair fabrics in similar hues further define the room’s relaxed palette.